We continue with fond memories of one of last summers projects, the cob construction of a new chicken coop in the Arcosanti gardens.
Workshop participants H.W. sifts clay and silt, which the crew dug from Arcosanti ground near the Agua Fria riverbed.
Ji Seon and Angelo have fun stomping to mix the river sand, clay and straw into plaster.
Construction crew leader and cob construction teacher Maggie Lamb and helper take a turn in mixing the plaster with their bare feet.
Dave forms the plaster into “cobs” to make application easier.
More to come about this project on 1/7/08.